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S.C. Man Attacks Deputy, Patrol Car

July 11, 2013
A Beaufort County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputy subdued a handcuffed suspect who attacked his patrol car and lunged at the deputy on Saturday.

Video: Man Shot, Killed After Vandalizing Police Vehicles

May 23, 2013
Inglewood (Calif.) Police shot and killed a sword-wielding man, after he smashed the windows of eight police vehicles parked at the agency's headquarters.

Deadly OIS In Calif. Station's Fleet Lot

May 23, 2013

An Inglewood (Calif.) Police officer shot and killed a man in the station's fleet lot after he smashed out windows of vehicles with an 18-inch sword. Read the full story here.

Video: Ohio Woman Kicks, Shatters Cruiser Window

February 2, 2013
An intoxicated Ohio woman is facing felony charges after she kicked out the window of a Genoa Township Police cruiser, showering an officer with glass.

Prosecutor: Teens Caught Rapping, Dancing on Cruiser

January 10, 2013
Stomping and dancing atop a police car during an amateur rap video shoot caused about $3,000 damage and resulted in misdemeanor vandalism charges for an 18-year-old San Francisco man, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Lt. Arrests Gang Member for Vandalizing Sheriff's Toilet Stall

September 10, 2012
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's lieutenant arrested a gang member, after he caught him vandalizing a toilet stall at the agency's Whittier training academy. He reportedly saw Jordan Trevor Lucas writing letters on the stall door with a black marker.

Protesters Vandalize SFPD Station

May 1, 2012
Vandals splattered paint and broke a window Monday night at the Mission District Police Station on Valencia Street after a large group marched from Dolores Park.

Taggers and Graffiti Culture

April 24, 2012

San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo, one of law enforcement's foremost graffiti enforcement investigators, discusses the five types of graffiti, explains how to gather intel to identify messages, and tells patrol officers what they need to include in a vandalism report. Sgt. Waldo's book, "Taggers and the Graffiti Culture," is proprietary training material.

Fla. Cruiser Shot Near Trayvon Martin Crime Scene

April 10, 2012
A Sanford (Fla.) Police car parked near the Trayvon Martin shooting scene was found Tuesday morning with several bullet holes in it, according to authorities.

Islamist Man Planned Ambush of Alabama Cops

January 10, 2012
A man believed to be an Islamist extremist allegedly shot out the windows of Alabama City businesses to lure officers to the area so he could ambush them.

Copper Thieves Cause $360K in Damage to School

July 27, 2011
Copper thieves did $360,000 worth of damage at Moya Elementary School in west Phoenix after destroying 30 of the school's air conditioning units to steal their copper coils.

Seattle Police Vehicles, Substation Vandalized During Protest

February 19, 2011
The crowd chanted, "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" and marched for three hours. Protesters threw water bottles at a police barricade and vandalized police vehicles. Officers used pepper spray on the crowd.

Bored Florida Teens Shot 275 Cars, Causing $100,000 Damage

January 27, 2011
Evan Salas, 19, and Brandon Smith, 18, have been arrested for a rampage through three cities in Pinellas County. The teens said they shot the vehicles because they were "bored."

Wheelchair-Riding Vandal Shot After Stabbing SF Cop

January 4, 2011
Officers who responded to a report of a man vandalizing city vehicles in front of the San Francisco Behavioral Health Services building stabbed one of the officers, the man was shot with a less-lethal beanbag round, and then a handgun when he didn't surrender.

Grant Supporters Desecrate Fresno Police Memorial

July 9, 2010
Walls with the names of 58 officers who died in the line of duty were covered in white paint, and notes were left stating, "Rest in peace Oscar Grant."

Atlanta-Area Officer's Home and Car Torched

May 10, 2010
The fire was reported at 3:47 a.m. in the neighborhood just south of Athens at the home of William Horton, who was well known as a police officer in the area.

Gang Graffiti

August 6, 2009

Graffiti continues to be used as a written form of communication between street gangs. An observant patrol officer can read graffiti and collect valuable information about past, current and future gang activities. Graffiti can be used to mark off turf boundaries, give insults to rival gangs, act as a warning of impending death, list fallen comrades, announce the presence of a gang in a certain area of the city or show gang alliances. Editor's Note: Images contain profanity.

Gang Members May Have Torched Officer's Car

July 31, 2009
Gang and arson investigators are looking into who torched an officer's personal car and vandalized his patrol car in Lakewood, Wash., the News Tribune reports.

Criminal Gangs and the Occult

March 28, 2008
No traditional Hispanic gang member I ever knew would have dug up Grandma from her tomb, or desecrated a church altar or a statue of the Madonna.

School Vandalism

October 1, 2007

While such acts are rarely reported in the media, one in three schools has reported acts of vandalism each year. In 1990 more than $600 million in damage to school property was caused by vandals. By understanding the nuances of vandalistic acts, patrol officers can develop specialized responses to help minimize future attacks.

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